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Fantomen: Från ungkarl till hemmaman: Genuskonstruktioner i äventyrsserien Fantomen av Lee Falk
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education. (Södertörns Högskola)
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I analyse the constructions of gender in the series The Phantom by Lee Falk. I apply David Tjeders readings of the bourgouise masculinity, its sensitive character and great risk of falling into unmanliness, when discussing The Phantom’s masculine development. I have analysed three adventures of The Phantom from the years 1937, 1977 and 1996, all authored by original creator Lee Falk. I argue that The Phantom increases his use of violence, therefore risking a loss of character. The stories re-establishes his masculinity by portraying the villains more monstrously. My thesis is that The Phantom's need  to maintain a bourgeouis masculinity ceases as the popular culture has developed new masculine ideals.

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2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
Lee Falk, Fantomen, Diana, serietidningar, äventyrsserier, genus, maskulinitetsteori, borgerlig maskulinitet, självbehärskning, karaktär, den Nya kvinnan, kvinnofrigörelse, äktenskap, föräldraskap, superhjältar, våld, skurkar.
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22473OAI: diva2:698469
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2014-02-24 Created: 2014-02-22 Last updated: 2014-02-24Bibliographically approved

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